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Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 6:20 am

Rosewill RC-GS1024 10/100/1000 Mbps 24-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop / Rackmountable Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6833166118

It's gotten fairly decent reviews/benchmarks. Not the best switch out there, but definitely adequate.

Just need to scrape together a bit of money for it.

There's a 16-port version for $10 less, but, from my estimates, that'd only leave a couple ports open.
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 7:03 am

I have one of these, no complaints.
 
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 7:18 am

I find this interesting for reasons beyond the fact that $70 for a 24-port Gb switch is a good price. Perhaps this is a sign that 10 Gb gear will finally start to become affordable?

I also find it somewhat surprising that this switch claims to have the internal bandwidth to handle all ports blasting away at once. But at this price level, even if it is internally a pair of 16-port switches trunked together that's not bad.
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 8:53 am

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I find this interesting for reasons beyond the fact that $70 for a 24-port Gb switch is a good price. Perhaps this is a sign that 10 Gb gear will finally start to become affordable?

I also find it somewhat surprising that this switch claims to have the internal bandwidth to handle all ports blasting away at once. But at this price level, even if it is internally a pair of 16-port switches trunked together that's not bad.


I doubt it. The main problem with 10Gbps and beyond is that involves a lot more hardware to reliably transmit data over metal in any significant distance. The masses prefer wireless ethernet solutions.
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 9:08 am

Krogoth wrote:
The main problem with 10Gbps and beyond is that involves a lot more hardware to reliably transmit data over metal in any significant distance.

Pretty much the same statement could be made about every new generation of networking technology introduced since the era of dial-up modems.

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The masses prefer wireless ethernet solutions.

"Wireless Ethernet" is an oxymoron; Ethernet is wired by definition. :wink:

Semantic nit-picking aside, you do have a good point. The shift in emphasis to mobile means that most consumer devices sold these days use Wi-Fi as their primary network connection. Ethernet will become increasingly niche, which will keep prices of bleeding-edge gear higher longer since it will be used primarily in commercial/enterprise settings.
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 10:22 am

Ethernet still needs to be used as a means to run to the access point. While Ethernet may become more niche on consumer gear, this is a niche it'll continue to occupy.
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 11:14 am

I keep hoping 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps stuff will land soon. I don't mind burning a PCIe slot for a 2.5 to 5x performance improvement!
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Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

Tue May 09, 2017 11:19 am

FYI if you need a switch. I picked up a Nortel 4548GT - 48Port Gigabit Managed switch from Ebay for $33 w/ free shipping about 4 months ago and still see them available cheap. For some reason these are not being posted with the port speed in any of the descriptions which I am guessing is keeping the pricing down. However they are Gigabit Switches. If you look and see "NO PC" that means No Power Cord and is not an issue - takes standard PC IEC power cable.

If you are not familiar with managed switches and serial interfaces, you may want to ask the seller if they are factory reset (mine was, but the seller does not have any listed right now).

I have it in use with a 4 Port Lag Group and working nicely. It is huge and the fans do make noise, but I have it under the stairs in the basement so that is not an issue.

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